Ohsweken, Ontario – June 3, 2014 – Fresh off their third consecutive National Lacrosse League championship, the Rochester Knighthawks present this Friday’s weekly racing event at Ohsweken Speedway. The Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers are all part of the action this Friday, June 6.
JAMIE COLLARD/DUANE MAUSTELLER RECOVERY FUNDRAISER
Ohsweken Speedway regular Jamie Collard and Pennsylvania driver Duane Mausteller suffered serious injuries in a crash at the Empire Super Sprints tour event at Selinsgrove Speedway on May 17. A group of fans and friends have organized several fundraising activites at Ohsweken continuing this Friday to help Jamie and Duane during their recoveries. A total of $2960 was collected when the drivers went into the grandstands to pass their helmets last Friday night. Everyone from Ohsweken Speedway and the fundraising group wish to thank our great fans for their generosity!
Jamie Collard & Duane Mausteller Driver Recovery Raffle tickets will again be available at both the front grandstand gate and pit gate this Friday, June 6, as well as from Hill’s Racing Team members. Thanks to many generous donations, raffle prizes include a big screen TV, Toronto Blue Jays tickets, World of Outlaws Sprint Car series tickets, Canadian Sprint Car Nationals tickets, King’s Royal tickets at Eldora Speedway with campsite, golf vouchers, Two-Seater Sprint Car rides, hotel stays, gift cards, and much more! The raffle draw date is set for this Friday, June 6. You do not need to be present to win. Please contact Amanda Rockery by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS
Glenn Styres and Chris Steele have won the first two 360 Sprint Car features of the season at Ohsweken, but Mikey Kruchka is the current championship points leader on the strength of runner-up finishes in both races. Styres currently holds the second spot in the standings, followed by Mitch Brown, defending champ Jim Huppunen, 2008 champ Keith Dempster, Steele, Shane Ross, Jamie Turner, 2010 champ Dave Dykstra, and Todd Hoddick. Cory Turner holds the 12th spot in the championship standings, and leads the Rookie of the Year standings.
STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS
Opening night feature winner Ryan Hunsinger leads the Crate Sprint Car standings, with Jake Brown, Brad Herron, Robbie General, and Tyler Hendricks holding spots in the top 5. Kyle Durnin served notice that he will be a threat to win this season, as he crossed the finish line first last Friday before his car was found to be slightly underweight. Runner-up Aaron Turkey was awarded the win as a result, and was also running in the top 5 when he a mechanical failure forced him drop out of the opening night race.
AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS
An opening night win coupled with a runner-up finish to James Thompson last Friday has Wyatt Van Wart at the top of the Thunder Stock championship points standings. Defending champ Lee Winger is second, followed by Jim Lampman, Dave Bailey, Rookie of the Year standings leader Chase Hess, Chris Dickie, Dave Silverthorn, Jr., Steve Hess, Billy Bleich, Jr., and Jesse McDonald.
HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS
A runner-up finish on opening night and a feature win by inches last Friday over Lee Hils have Tyler Lafantaisie atop the Mini Stock championship points standings. Team 66 (Jon Janssens and Brandon Janssens) is currently second in the standings, followed by Team 81 (Alex Schuts and Lee Hils), Team 79 (Steve Miller and Dan Miller), Rookie of the Year standings leader Mark Bazuin, Kathi Dickie, Jonathan Ayrton, Dave Goodacre, Tim DeBoer, and a 10th place tie between Jason Lungaro and Lucas Lubin.
GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS
A third place on opening night and a feature win last Friday have Gillian Hils leading the Bomber standings, followed by defending champ Dusty DeBoer, who has been the runner-up in both races this season. Opening night winner Joe DeBoer is third, followed by Ashton Reekie, and Team 1210 (Derek Dwyer and Thomas Booker).
Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals on Monday, July 28, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown on Tuesday, July 29, and the 10th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend on Friday, September 12, and Saturday, September 13. Advance tickets for regular Friday night events at Ohsweken are also available – Beat the line on race night! Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, or contact Mary Wilkinson, Director of Customer Relations, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at email@example.com
THURSDAY NIGHT MICRO SPRINT RACING AT OHSWEKEN
Thursday Night Micro Sprint Racing takes place on the Warm Up Track in the Ohsweken Speedway pit area each week from July 3rd to September 13th, and spectator admission is just $5! Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.
About the Rochester Knighthawks lacrosse club: A charter member of the National Lacrosse League, the Rochester Knighthawks lacrosse club is owned by Arrow Express Sports. The Knighthawks claimed their third consecutive NLL Champion’s Cup last Saturday, May 31. More information on the Rochester Knighthawks can be found at www.RochesterKnighthawks.net.
About Corr/Pak Merchandising: Corr/Pak’s support of the Sprint Car division at Ohsweken continues for a seventh consecutive season in 2014. Founded in 1997, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc. is based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, and is a designer and producer of Point of Purchase (POP) displays for retail.
Strong emphasis on creative design and speed of response has seen Corr/Pak achieve great success in a very competitive industry. Their in-house capabilities and broad range of trusted suppliers enable them to develop any sort of effective solution for your retail display needs, no matter the materials used – whether corrugated, wood, boxboard, plastic, wire, steel, or any combination of those. Please visit www.CorrPak.ca for more information on the title sponsor of 360 Sprint Car racing at Ohsweken Speedway.
About Strickland’s GMC: Strickland’s is the title sponsor for the inaugural season of Ohsweken’s Crate Sprint Car division in 2014. Strickland’s is a family owned and operated business that has been serving Southwestern Ontario for over 30 years. They have never been afraid to change in order to better serve their customers, but one thing has remained the same – they have always run their company based on the old proverb “Treat others the way you wish to be treated”. Strickland’s is the only full line General Motors dealer in Brantford and the surrounding area, serving the community for over
90 years. Strickland’s GMC is located at 19-21 Lynden Road in Brantford, at the intersection of Lynden Road and Wayne Gretzky Parkway, and just 15 minutes from Ohsweken Speedway. Visit Strickland’s GMC online at www.Stricklands.com, or call them at 1-800-599-5558.
About Affordable Towing & Recovery: Affordable Towing & Recovery returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Thunder Stock division for a second consecutive season in 2014. Affordable Towing & Recovery provides a full range of towing and breakdown services in Brantford and Southwestern Ontario, as well as flat-bed freight and equipment hauling, and police towing. They can get your vehicle out, no matter where it’s located – from an underground parking garage to a creek bed. Affordable Towing & Recovery offers roadside assistance, and a vehicle storage compound, as well as towing services for anything from motorcycles to big trucks. Affordable Towing & Recovery is located at 55 Shaver Street in Brantford, near the intersection of Garden Avenue North and Colborne Street East, and just 10 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. For solutions to any vehicle transport need, go to Affordable Towing & Recovery. Visit them online at www.affordable-towing.ca, or call them at (519) 755-7526.
About HRW Automotive: HRW Automotive returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Mini Stock division for a fourth consecutive season in 2014. HRW Automotive was founded by Robert Workman in 1990. By providing good old-fashioned customer service, HRW has gained a loyal following in the community. Many area residents and businesses have come to depend on the expertise of HRW’s friendly staff to keep their vehicles and equipment in peak condition. You can entrust all of your vehicle’s service and repair needs to the team of automotive professionals at HRW Automotive. HRW Automotive is located at 163 Baptist Church Road in Caledonia near the intersection of Pauline Johnson Road, and just 5 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. Visit the title sponsor of Mini-Stock Racing at Ohsweken Speedway on the web at www.HRWAutomotive.com, or call HRW today at 519-752-2063, and find out what good customer service is all about!
About Gale’s Auto Aftermarket: Gale’s Auto Aftermarket returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Bomber division for a second consecutive season in 2014. All your automobile parts and supply needs can be met at Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, located on RR 6 near Hagersville, Ontario, just 15 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. Call 519-445-2659 for more information.
THIS WEEK AT OHSWEKEN
Ohsweken Speedway’s 19th season of racing continues this Friday, June 6, when the Rochester Knighthawks lacrosse club presents weekly racing featuring the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers.
Weekly Friday night racing at Ohsweken offers affordable, exciting, family entertainment just a short drive from many Mid-Western Ontario locations.
Weekly Friday night racing adult general admission is just $12, while seniors and students are $10, and kids age 12 and under are FREE! Spectator gates open @ 6:00p.m., with the first race taking the green flag at 7:30pm this Friday, June 6! Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and Feel The Excitement!
About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series schedule since 2007.
Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com, like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY, follow us on Twitter @OhswekenSpdway, and subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway
Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following sponsors for their support: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Mobil 1, Burger Barn, Affordable Towing & Recovery, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.